Category: African American Studies

The Basketball Lie

Check out SLAM Magazine’s excellent review of Living Through the Hoop: High School Basketball, Race, and the American Dream by Reuben A. Buford May. For many black teenagers, the perception… READ MORE

Freedom’s Award-Winning Prophet

Freedom’s Prophet: Bishop Richard Allen, the AME Church, and the Black Founding Fathers, winner of ForeWord’s Book of the Year Gold Award for Biography, was recently the subject of a… READ MORE

Still Climbing, 10 Years Later

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the publication of Still Lifting, Still Climbing: African American Women’s Contemporary Activism, edited by Kimberly Springer. Prof. Springer was kind enough to offer… READ MORE

A Vote to Change the World

By Hasan Kwame Jeffries, author of Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama’s Black Belt, forthcoming from NYU Press in 2009. My wife and I were tired. We’re… READ MORE

Prophetic Airwaves

Richard S. Newman, author of Freedom’s Prophet: Bishop Richard Allen, the AME Church, and the Black Founding Fathers, can be seen on C-SPAN’s BookTV through this link. Check it out… READ MORE